Government & Politics

NYC to Require Salt Warnings on Menus

Michael Moss, investigative reporter and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Salt, Sugar, Fat,” joins us to discuss New York City's new salt label requirements for chain restaurant menus.

View from the back of the East River Ferry as it cruises from Greenpoint to Midtown. MetroFocus/John Farley
John Farley  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The ferry has attracted more attention than anyone thought it would, in part because of the diversity of its passengers. As of this month, the ferry has served one million riders.VIDEO
Esha Ray  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
One of the most crucial transportation links in the tri-state area is getting its most extensive repairs in 74 years.VIDEO
The MTA is extending the number 7 train to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Georgia Kral  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
From the Second Avenue Subway line to the Tappan Zee Bridge, the region must respond to population growth and aging infrastructure.VIDEO
Ignazio Villegas, holding "Restaurant Week!" sign, said he ahs been employed at the Capitol Grille in Midtown for 8 years, and seen racial discrimination and violations of wage laws. On July 16, the Restaurant and Opportunities Center filed a new legal claim against Darden Restaurant Group, which owns the Capitol Grille. Photo by Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 3:20 PM | 3 Comments
On the heels of a new lawsuit against the restaurant's owners, protesters took to the sidewalk during Restaurant Week.
The threatened extension of the G Train will be made permanent, the MTA announced Thursday. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 1:01 PM | 1 Comment
After coping with the harsh cuts of 2010, straphangers have a reason to celebrate.
A man rides an electric bicycle down Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 28 Comments
The bikes are illegal, but are prevalent on city streets. Restaurant visits by the Department of Transportation and a bill to increase fines may cut down on their use.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace plan is on track to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. However, units for middle class New Yorkers are lagging behind, according to a recent report.

Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 19, 2012 5:44 PM | 1 Comment
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.VIDEO
ac boardwalk
NJToday  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Hearings are scheduled to start July 19, when lawmakers will discuss the possibility of allowing casinos outside of Atlantic City.VIDEO
A coalition of leaders supporting tech in Queens gathered Wednesday near City Hall. L-R: Art Chang, Christine Quinn, Adam Milligan, Jukay Hsu, Elizabeth Hendrey, Ydanis Rodriguez. Photo by William Alatriste, New York City Council
Georgia Kral  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Tech education for New Yorkers will extend past Brooklyn and Manhattan, starting this fall.
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